Scan Magazine, Issue 117, October 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Architecture & Design – Sweden

Illustration: Varg Arkitekter

Shaping the future of Stockholm With emphasis on a building’s relation to its surroundings and great care for the finer details, Stockholm-based Varg Arkitekter raises awareness of sustainable architecture and creative urban planning. Its designs are most certainly shaping the future of the city. By Malin Norman

“We always strive to balance new thinking and creative solutions with the breadth of our collective experience in the team,” says the company’s founder and architect Inga Varg, who has vast experience in the industry. Between 1993 and 2013, Varg managed Rosenbergs Arkitekter together with fellow architect Alessandro Ripellino, and she is also a member of 84  |  Issue 117  |  October 2018

the Stockholm Beauty Council and a frequent award jury representative. “All of our projects are characterised by sustainable, high-quality, timeless designs,” Varg says about the team’s approach, and continues: “Our ambition is to create interesting and long-lasting architecture. For every assignment, and

always in dialogue with our clients, we refine the core idea as we go along. Working in close partnership with clients without any sense of prestige gives continuity as we make progress on the journey together. Ultimately, we build our vision together.”

From the big picture to the finer details From early urban planning assignments to final details in housing, offices and educational institutions, Varg Arkitekter is part of shaping the future of Stockholm. The team looks at the bigger picture and makes use of its many possibilities and its relation to the surroundings, whilst also caring for the finer details.

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